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Instant Pot Easy Cheesy Chicken & Rice

4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Leslie @ Lamberts Lately


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Chop chicken into 1" pieces. Set your Instant Pot on the saute setting and add 2 tbsp butter; melt. Add chicken and brown for 5-8 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Once chicken is browned, add onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Add rice and stir until coated in butter. Cook rice for 2-3 minutes, until it starts to turn golden and smell fragrant. Add chicken broth.
  • Lock lid on your Instant Pot and set for manual cooking, high pressure, for 8 minutes. Once cook cycle is over, quick release the pressure.
  • Once cook cycle is over and lid is released, stir in soup and cheese until melted and creamy.